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Raikkonen gives F2008 first run at Fiorano 07 Jan 2008

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2008. Ferrari F2008 First Run, Fiorano, Italy, 7 January 2008. World © Moy/Sutton Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2008. Ferrari F2008 First Run, Fiorano, Italy, 7 January 2008. World © Moy/Sutton

Less than 24 hours after its official launch, Kimi Raikkonen took to the track in Ferrari’s new car on Monday. Raikkonen completed the F2008’s first shakedown laps at the team’s Fiorano circuit in Italy.

The F2008 is the machine with which Raikkonen will aim to defend his drivers’ crown when the new season gets underway in Australia in March. It was revealed by Ferrari at their Maranello base on Sunday.

The car features significant changes over its championship-winning predecessor, the F2007, with major updates to areas including aerodynamics, electronics, suspension and gearbox.